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Right-handed reliever Jim Miller was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2004 and pitched in that organization for three seasons, advancing as high as Double-A. Prior to the start of the 2007 season, Miller was sent to Baltimore as part of the trade that moved Rodrigo Lopez to Colorado.
Miller began the 2007 season with the Baysox and ultimately spent parts of two seasons in Bowie. In 2007, he appeared in 30 games and went 2-3 with a 2.79 ERA and four saves in 38.2 innings of work before being promoted to Triple-A Norfolk. He returned to Bowie to start the 2008 season but pitched in just seven games for being sent back to Norfolk.
In September 2008, Miller was called up to the Orioles and he made his Major League debut September 1. He pitched in eight games to finish out the 2008 season with the Orioles in his only stint in Baltimore. He spent the next two years in Norfolk and was granted free agency at the end of the 2010 season.
In 2011, Miller returned to Colorado and pitched in six games for the Rockies while spending most of the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs. This season he signed with the Oakland Athletics and it has been one of the best of his career. The 30-year-old began the season with Triple-A Sacramento, but was soon promoted to Oakland where he has pitched in 30 games and is 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA in 45 innings of work through September 23.
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